"He is a man on a mission and he has a plan of action -- that was made very clear.....," she said. The sole Hindu member of the US Congress and a Democrat Representative from Hawaii is currently on visit to India. Hailing Modi's initiative on International Yoga Day, Gabbard said "....I have been a practitioner of Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga, I look forward to working with him to be able to help bring that about, the understanding about the whole practice of Yoga...."
Speaking about her visit to India, she said "....this trip is not only professional but is of spiritual significance for me, as a devotee of Lord Krishna and a follower of Bhagavad Gita, I will be going and spending some time in Vrindavan, and visiting some holy places there." "It is a great opportunity to see how we can highlight the opportunities that exist between our two countries, how we can strengthen the partnership and the friendship between United States and India," she said.